Pelosi, Ford chosen for US Women’s Hall of Fame

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, former First Lady Betty Ford and horse racing’s leading female jockey, Julie Krone, are among this year’s inductees into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Nine women will be inducted at an Oct. 12 ceremony in Seneca Falls. The western New York village is where the first known women’s rights convention was held.

Pelosi is being recognized for 25 years in politics and for being the nation’s first female House speaker. Ford, who died in 2011, is cited for raising awareness of addiction.

The inductees also include: Ina May Gaskin, known as the “mother of authentic midwifery;” feminist Kate Millett; Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, who founded Maryknoll Sisters; education activist Bernice Resnick Sandler; research economist Anna Jacobson Schwartz; and 19th century educator Emma Hart Willard.

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